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Conduct a written literary discussion and diminish stress about public writing. Class members, already arranged into literature circles, compose and post responses to novels, signing with initials or class number. The process continues until each member of each literature circle has had a chance to contribute to the conversation several times. The anonymity of the conversation gives every learner the chance to participate and interact with literature in a low-stress environment!
Communication is how we make exchanges, plan, and obtain what we want or need. Foster business communication skills used in the work of agriculture. Intended for an agribusiness class, the instructional activity introduces learners to communication types, skills, and functions.
Upper graders compare their cell phones to a lacquer box from the Japanese Edo Period. They consider how each is a form of communication and how the very nature of each object communicates social norms, ideology, and beliefs. A really great way to get kids thinking about modern youth culture and communication.
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to create their own expressive sculpture. Background information and images are included.
It is so important for learners with multiple disabilities to learn how to communicate for both social and functional reasons. Each child will choose a topic from the list and generate five questions related to that topic. They'll split up into small groups and carry on a structured topical conversation. The conversation variations include abstract concepts, telephone skills, and interview skills.
Before kids analyze a Chinese dish filled with amazing images, they research the meanings of various plant and animal symbols. They use their research to decode the meaning of the expressive artwork on the dish and then use symbolism to create an original non-text form of visual communication.
As we all know, some clothing has a way of letting us know a little something about the person wearing it. Kids explore the idea that clothing can be a form of communication and artistic expression. They analyze a Native American textile piece with regard to the message it conveys. They then create t-shirt designs using their own name and expressive symbolism.
Use the given tasks and detailed teacher's commentary to introduce your 8th graders to the Pythagorean theorem and its converse. Embedded links to information about Egyptian geometry make your presentation interesting. Consider giving your class members a 12-inch piece of yarn with which to demonstrate a right triangle and the Pythagorean theorem triples the way that this ancient culture did.
Teacher, project managers, or those in a vocational training program will understand how to communicate effectively. Work place communication, listening techniques, and communication models are discussed in a resource is specific to project management. The information here can be applied to any managerial position.
After closely examining a Japanese writing box, learners explore writing tools and the importance of written communication. Don't have a Japanese writing box? Not to worry! There are beautiful images of one embedded in the resource. A discussion ensues regarding the importance of written communication, writing utensils, and the type of things that are important for people to write about. As a final activity, pupils make a list of the writing tools they would place in their very own writing box.
Do schools need written constitutions? Fourth graders dive into this constructive conversation by answering, sharing, and discussing five relevant prompts. The written conversations protocol, a highly effective discussion management strategy, is included in additional materials. This plan is the second in a larger comprehensive unit. The School Survey Data referenced is available in the previous lesson. A link to the unit overview is available in additional materials as well.
Students participate in a literature circle with others who have read the same book. Individually, they write a journal entry about some aspect of the book and others respond to their writing or enter a new entry about another topic. They discover how to participate in a conversation without talking.
Having good written communication skills is a must in today's workplace. Foster these skills by engaging learners is a discussion on how good writing skills can improve communication in the workplace. Have them write a project proposal for a formal or business audience. After they have written their papers they'll swap them with a peer for review.
Display the fact that the art of writing is not dead with a presentation that provides essential information on what goes into the five most common types of business letters. Included are the standards for the formats, content, appearance, and structures of each type of letter. Also provided are ideas, content, and guidelines for writing to international coworkers. This is vital information that future adults need to communicate effectively as professionals.
Construct a maze in your classroom and have a blindfolded scientist act as a space rover, maneuvering unfamiliar terrain while another scientist plays commander. Classmates record the number of occurrences of the commander having to direct the rover and how much time it takes to get through the entire maze. This activity is related to the remote communication that must occur in order to study deep space.